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PowerLab 6 Charger

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PowerLab 6 1000W Multi-Chemistry Workstation

    Major Features

  • Selectable charge rates range 10mA to 40A

  • Continuous maximum output power rating, 1000W @ +30VDC input voltage, 408W @ +12VDC input voltage

  • Using +30VDC to +32VDC input, 1000W output will deliver full current rating (40A) over the full range of output voltage up to 25.2V

  • Industry's first "daisy-chainable" Safe Parallel adapters available to maximize available power potential. Safely connect virtually any number (2s-6s for any brand) of equal cell count/capacity together in parallel; charge, discharge, cycle, or monitor on a single PowerLab 6 unit. These items are peripheral products, available separately or as part of Combo packages, not included as a part of the basic PowerLab 6 unit. PowerLab 6 and PowerLab 8 both use the same adapters.

  • Smart power management allows customer to select between programmable input power sources. Using the Charge Control Software (CCS), choose from several templates to get you in the ballpark, then fine tune the settings. Available settings include power supply input current limit, input low voltage limit, regenerative discharge rate and voltage limit. PowerLab 6 stores 1 set-up for Power Supply and 1 set-up for Battery and asks for verification one time on start-up

  • PowerLab 6 does not support charging through balance wires only. For balanced charging, unit requires balance wires in combination with discharge wires (charge rate support up to 40A max)

  • Initiate charge, discharge, monitor, and multiple cycles at the PL6 or via remote control from the CCS. Graph all major operations when using CCS.

  • Open Architecture presets allow for customization of any User Preset including show/hide presets on unit, preset name editing, up to 100 parameters control how presets are displayed and charging/discharge/cycling parameters associated with particular batteries and/or charging strategies. Unit includes 25 user preset banks pre-loaded for most major battery type/chemistries, plus 50 library presets.

  • 0.1mohm voltage resolution allows accurate four point internal resistance measurement of each cell

  • Environmentally friendly, industry first, regenerative discharge capability of up to 1000W. Unlike traditional methods of discharge, which deplete the output battery's energy in the form of heat across a transistor, regenerative discharge takes most of that energy and puts it back into the input battery. In other words, when you discharge your LiPo for storage, you will be re-charging your Lead Acid input battery. The total amount of power that you can achieve is limited only by the amount of current that your input battery can accept, or 1000W, whichever is lower.

  • PowerLab 6 is also equipped with a traditional, 50W internal discharge capability which is non-regenerative.

  • Large cooling fan

  • Massive over-sized internal heat sink

  • 12AWG silicon input power cable terminating in an EC-5 female pin connector. A plier clip assembly with EC-5 on one end and red/black plier clips on the other is available as an accessory item.

  • Massive sendust core toroid capable of 40A continuous input current requirement for maximum output specifications


    Other Features

  • Supports native Cellpro batteries automatically with the PowerLab basic adapter (sold seperately)

  • Adapters available for all popular R/C battery brands

  • 2 line, 16 character backlit LCD

  • Available opto-isolated PC interface and free Charge Control Software (CCS)

  • Intuitive 4 button user interface

  • Sleek and attractive high-impact ABS enclosure for maximum airflow efficiency

  • Sturdy Aluminum top panel with reliable, recessed tactile buttons

  • Quick "preset over-ride access" to common charging parameters like setting charge and discharge current and operational modes of charge / discharge / monitor / cycle(s)

  • Additional advanced options menu for adjusting in-depth charging parameters and global options at the unit

  • GUI PC software (CCS) allows access to 25 User Presets and 50 Library Presets stored in the unit or available in unlimited number on the P.C.

  • Free and reliable firmware updates for the life of the product using the CCS

  • Automatic Low voltage restore for recovering damaged or overdischarged packs

  • Programmable options allow speaker ON/OFF or volume, customized welcome screen, and much more

  • Cold weather mode reduces end-charge voltage; parameters adjustable by customer including ON/OFF, end-charge voltage offset reduction, and temperature

  • Multiple product cases can be interlocked

  • Expansion Channel mode whereby one PowerLab 6 Primary (Master) can control one or more Expansion Channel Units, send over preset information, control all aspects of charging and balancing. This feature is perfect for charging multiple packs of same chemistry using multiple devices such as split packs connected in series during operation all at unbelievable rates.

  • Auto charge mode available utilizing advanced fuel gauging technology

  • Customizable fuel table lookup values based on presets. Fuel tables can be created using a Fuel Table Wizard in the CCS and applied to individual battery brands by presets for improved accuracy

    * Please note: all specifications and features listed above subject to change without notice.